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CV grapplers place at Napa tournament, team takes 5th
Central Valley High School's girls wrestling team racked up 11 pins and 67 points on its way to a fifth-place finish at the Napa Valley Tournament this past weekend.

The 88-team event was staged at Vintage High School.

"It's the premier tournament in Northern California," Hawks head coach Rob Beckhart said. "I was surprised we finished in that position. It was impressive to watch. The girls were focused and wanted to prove something. I'm happy and proud of them."

Rose Moore finished in second place in the 118-pound weight class. The fourth-year grappler was seeded fourth.

Moore won four of five matches and improved her overall record to 19-2. She won by pin twice, and major decision and decision once.

Rose shut out 2011 CIF state medalist Ashley Schumann of Orland 10-0 in the semifinals.

"She (Moore) really dominated all the way up to the finals," Beckhart said. "She has the ability to beat boys. I fully expect her to go to state."

Junior Malynda Lomeli placed fifth with a 5-2 record in the 132-pound division.

She won by pin four times and decision once.

Ashley Barnes-Barrios (114s) and Lexy Cordova (126s) both finished in the top 12.

Barnes-Barrios posted a 4-2 record. She won by pin twice, and decision and disqualification once.

Cordova won by pin twice and decision once.

Andrea Rodriguez (103s) went 1-2. She won by pin.

Andrea Vera (132s) and Zaira Reynoso (165s) both lost twice.

"The girls are dedicated," Beckhart said. "They listen to what you teach them. They want to win. It's refreshing."

West Covina won the team title at Napa with a score of 183.

Sedro Woolley, Jesse Bethel and Pioneer Valley placed second, third and fourth, respectively.

Central Valley will compete at the Enochs tournament this Saturday.

The Sac-Joaquin Section Regional Girls Wrestling Tournament will be held Feb. 3-4 at McNair High School.

The top four placers in each weight class qualify for the State Championships.

"There's a lot of coaches out there that don't support it (girls wrestling)," Beckhart said. "It puts them on a level playing field. They deserve to get the same attention the boys get."